In a globally connected world where we’re used to being constantly on the move, it may seem difficult to stay put for an unknown period of time. But rather than feeling restricted and confined, look at it as being given the freedom to do a lot of the things you’ve always wanted to do and never had the time for. Like finishing that book, trying out a new recipe, or playing with your kids. Now is the time to say yes to all those things that somehow always get pushed aside on your priority list. Time to slow down, connect with yourself and others, and maybe even re-evaluate what matters most.
Renting out a spare room to a complete stranger might seem daunting but it is a move that can come with big benefits. It can not only provide you with a financial boost but also means extra space in your property is occupied and taken advantage of. On the flip side, if you’re a lodger the idea of moving in with a landlord may also sound odd at first, but it means sharing the cost of rent and bills and not having to face the prospect of living alone.
Hidden fees and extortionate deposits can turn what seems like an affordable rental into a pricey deal. With the overall cost being raised with these additional fees, it’s hard to know how much renting will really cost you. Luckily for future and current tenants, the government has introduced a ban on unnecessary fees, a move that is estimated to save tenants around £240 million a year. Introduced from 1st June 2019, here’s everything tenants need to know about the new letting fees ban.